music video series
We've all heard the story of The Little Match Girl. Every time she strikes a match, the ray brings the most wonderful scene imaginable to her eyes. We can also find our emotional memories from arts in reality. As simple as the winding sounds of the cello, it can also lead us to visit the beautiful scenes in life.
Clara's “V-Match” music video series ignites different imaginations with cello arrangements of pop songs. The scenes are linked to different locations in Hong Kong, the city where she grew up. While exploring pop and classical music, she also uses music, images and scenes to build a memory palace of Hong Kong in our minds.
In the first video of "V-Match", Clara chose to perform 첫눈처럼 너에게 가겠다 (I Will Go to You Like the First Snow) of Korean singer Ailee in the classroom of her "Cello Factory”. The song describes the mood of meeting a special one at the seaside, the emotion is surging but subtle. Ailee's voice in the song is gentle but powerful, so Clara’s playing maintains a similar tone but avoids getting too loud, which makes the song more challenging.